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1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition

  • 1 of only 657 25th Anniversary Editions produced
  • Just 10,116 original kilometres (6,285 miles) from new
  • $50,000 engine-out service in 2016 with photos and invoices
  • Highly desirable black over cream leather and fitted with optional rear wing

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If there is a single car that represents the raucous style and untamed energy of the Eighties, it is unquestionably the Lamborghini Countach. The most outrageous silhouette to ever slap pavement upon its release, the Countach graced the big screen and adorned the bedrooms of every teenage boy, at least in dreams or poster form. It cemented Lamborghini as a supercar icon and informed the look of styling for a generation. Less than 2,000 were ever produced and a mere 657 of those were the most advanced 25th Anniversary example offered here.

Designs for the Lamborghini Countach were helmed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini who captured the provocative look of an entirely new generation of supercars. When the extremely sharp, angular Countach prototype, with its electrifying scissor-swept doors, debuted at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show, the crowd was instantaneously flabbergasted, awe-struck, and enraptured. Nothing quite like it had ever been envisioned, much less executed with such precision. Demand was staggering, but it wasn’t until 1974 that the first production Countach was finally released. The Countach cemented Lamborghini’s reputation as the most edgy supercar producer of the 20th century and resulted in an inimitable form that was so out there, it spawned the look of the ‘80s a decade ahead of its time. The model would evolve in four iterations but remain Lamborghini’s flagship until 1990. The Countach reigned for nearly twenty years and just under 2,000 highly sought-after examples were produced. By the time the 25th Anniversary Edition Countach was released, the V-12 engine had gone from a 3,929cc engine to a 5.2-litre V-12 Quattrovalvole, meaning it boasted four valves per cylinder, which increased efficiency and hiked horsepower to 415 with the Bosch fuel injection for the U.S. market from its original carbureted 440 horsepower.

The 25th Anniversary Edition was released at the Monza Grand Prix in celebration of Lamborghini’s twenty-five years of production and it represents the pinnacle of the groundbreaking supercar. The body was evocatively restyled by the innovative Horacio Pagani of Formula One fiber composite fame and his own eponymous supercar. The 5.2-litre V-12 and five-speed gearbox were better equipped with body accommodations including additional vents to the air dam, and evocative strakes to the front apron and sides along with larger air box intakes, which enhanced cooling to the brakes and engine. The body sported front and rear Kevlar hoods, the 25th Anniversary insignia adorned the door sills and rear fascia, and the alluring body was bolstered by new three-piece OZ alloy wheels. The cockpit was outfitted with leather upholstery, power seats, and windows as well as an upgraded climate control system. Aesthetically and mechanically superior to all that came before, the final edition of the iconic Countach delivered looks, comfort, and staggering performance for its final glorious act.

This 1989 Lamborghini 25th Anniversary Edition Countach is 1 of only 657 produced. Dressed in a highly desirable black over luscious cream leather interior and fitted with the captivating factory optional rear wing, this is the apex of the iconic Lamborghini Countach. The black provocative body rides over iconic, original OZ racing wheels with a Lamborghini bull at its center. The shockingly accommodating cockpit is dressed in cream Italian leather that is accented and piped with black leather; this gorgeous color scheme is echoed by the beige and black leather steering wheel, embossed with the Lamborghini bull. Myriad details, including leather-upholstered storage compartments in the door panels and the sumptuous leather that lines the center console, remind the driver that this is not merely a sports car, it’s a supercar of thoughtful luxury as well. A U.S. car, it boasts a mere 6,285 original, fuel-injected miles and has undergone a $50,000 engine-out servicing and mechanical restoration in 2016 as well as a recent servicing. Original factory manuals, extensive service invoices and restoration photos will accompany the sale. Offering the ultimate in driver engagement, Italian luxury and the most recognizable Lamborghini of all time, this low mileage, meticulously kept and correctly restored 25th Anniversary Edition Countach is intrinsic to any Lamborghini’s lover’s collection.

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